By David Nguyen
Portland Parks & Recreation’s 2012-2013 Nuts About Nature schedule is here!
Created in 2008 by a passionate local teacher named Chrissy Larson, the program helps children ages 3 to 7 connect to nature through ecology, songs, stories, play, & developmentally appropriate practice.
Each teacher at Nuts About Nature is a professional environmental educator who has experience working with very young children.
Children spend 2-3 hours outside, rain or shine, exploring in small groups with teachers who introduce ecology, read stories, sing songs, make projects, and engage in free play.
Classes are designed with a framework, but also remain flexible to accommodate the needs and interests of the group.
Click here for a complete list of classes offered this school year.
Portland Parks and Rec Presents “Nuts about Nature” for Kids!
Chrissy Larson in the Brooklyn Action Corps blog
Portland Parks & Recreation: Registration is open for the "Nuts About Nature!" preschool program
Adam Sawyer in the Examiner